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Sunday, August 9, 2020

Learning to Be a Citizen

Submission By: Lee H. Hamilton Guest Opinion Writer The question usually comes toward the end of a public meeting. Some knotty problem is being discussed, and...

Practice Cancer Prevention, Each and Every Day

Submission By: Patricia Garamendi Guest Opinion Writer Cancer is among our nation’s most devastating and costly diseases. I’ve watched my husband, Congressman John Garamendi, work tirelessly...

From the desk of the publisher: A Community in Prayer

For those that know me, know that I am not a religious person – more spiritual. However, back in January my mother became ill...

Veterans Corner: February 2015

Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 (“Choice Act”) During the last couple of weeks many of Colusa County veterans whom are enrolled in...

November 2014: Myths and truths of VA benefits

Myth: Veteran benefits are only for those who were wounded in combat or have lost limbs. Truth: Every veteran who serves and is honorably discharged...

Hearing Loss and Tinnitus, the Most Common Disability for Veterans

Hearing loss and tinnitus are the most common disabilities that occur in the veteran population. Hearing loss is fairly self-explanatory in that it is the...

My Little Mayberry: Mr. McGill

Harvest Festival's scarecrow contest made the streets look quite cheerful. Personal favorite - the Fire Station.   That scarecrow must have felt very safe indeed...

My Little Mayberry: Pip,Pip, Buggy-O!

So many mosquitoes hang around my porch that a bat has taken up residence.  Like some kind of bat MacDonald's.   Scientists estimate a little...

News Back Then: September 5, 2014

Williams Farmer 9/24/37 CITY HALL BONDS SOLD TO F. SCHUCKMAN Frank Schuckman of Williams was the successful bidder for the City Hall Bonds which were...

News Back Then: August 22, 2014

Williams Farmer 1931 Luther Hoy, Williams Pioneer Found Dead Colusan who fought with General Lee Luther Hoy, 88 for 55 years a resident of the Williams district...

News Back Then: August 14, 2014

Williams Farmer • 9/30/1927 Williams plays in grass valley sunday Manager J. L. Nissen of the Legion Football Team announced that a bus will be waiting at...

My Little MayberryNostalgia

  There have been many changes in Colusa since we moved here 28 years ago. Sometimes I feel nostalgic. Nostalgia comes from two words; the...

News Back Then: August 8, 2014

Williams Farmer 9/30/1905 He Changed his mind Some weeks ago we announced in these columns that F.J. Schuckman, of the Mountain House, had decided to...

News Back Then: July 18, 2014

Williams Farmer 2/22/1924 WILLIAMS ON EVE OF BIG STEP FORWARD Williams, the town of great possibilities, is on the eve of a big step forward. It is...

From the desk of the publisher: We’re now weekly!

During the month of June, the Williams Pioneer Review has transitioned to a WEEKLY publication. “I am excited and proud to announce that I’ve begun...

My Little Mayberry FILTHY LUCRE

Pundits of the past used the term, "filthy lucre". Lucre is from the Latin, lucrum. It's the root of the word lucrative. I don't...

Agriculture Becoming Top Career Choice for Students

According to a recent Hoover Institute poll of 1,000 Californians, strengthening the economy and improving the job situation topped their priority list. While the...

My Little Mayberry: Inquiring Colusan Minds

You’re going along, see something and wonder, “Hey! What’s that all about?” Inquiring Colusan Minds at work. Recent questions you may have had: If it’s...

From the desk of the publisher: Every 15 Minutes

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to cover both of the Every 15 Minutes programs for Colusa and Maxwell high schools. Although...

The Real Deal: Flood Insurance: A Murky Subject

In the past as well as more recently, rainstorms have created major flooding and disaster conditions all over the country--including California. Designation of your...

The News Back Then: Williams Elementary School

The old Williams Elementary School is spoken of fondly by everyone who attended there. Located where the elementary school is now it was a...

Eco-friendly Weed Control in Lawns

Don’t let lawn weeds get the best of you. These opportunistic plants find a weak spot in the lawn, infiltrate and begin the take...

Fixing Congress

These are hard times for Congress. Its approval ratings have seen a bump from their historic lows of a few months ago, but it’s...

It’s Time to Honor Teachers as Professionals

By Kara Kerwin In a California courtroom on February 4th, it took little over a minute for a former elementary school teacher to deliver one...

CVS Caremark Pulling Tobacco Products – A Public Health Game-Changer

By: Gregg Tubbs For the past 30 years, I've fought for lung health with the American Lung Association. Our organization has been a leader in...

Grow a Nutritious Garden in a Pot

Don’t let a lack of time or space get in the way of gardening your way to a healthy lifestyle.  Plant a container of...

There’s an Alternative to the Imperial Presidency

In his State of the Union speech to Congress last month, President Obama drew widespread attention for pledging to use his executive authority to...

Water Crisis Results from Years of Inaction

The federal Central Valley project announced on February 21st, 2014 that it will deliver no water to most of its farm customers highlights the...

Food for Thought: Beef 101

Picture this, a sale too good to be true. No, I’m not talking about a pair of shoes, I’m talking about the meat case....

Balancing Liberty and Security Is A Never-Ending Challenge

By Lee H. Hamilton Every few days, we learn yet one more way in which government’s expanded surveillance powers intrude upon our privacy and civil...

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